I. verb (drank; drunk or drank; drinking) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English drincan; akin to Old High German trinkan to drink Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. swallow, imbibe <
drink water
b. to take in or suck up ; absorb <
drinking air into his lungs
c. to take in or receive avidly — usually used with in <
drank in every word of the lecture
2. to join in a toast to <
I'll drink your good health
3. to bring to a specified state by drinking alcoholic beverages <
drank himself into oblivion
intransitive verb 1. a. to take liquid into the mouth for swallowing b. to receive into one's consciousness 2. to partake of alcoholic beverages <
has quit drinking
3. to make or join in a toast <
I'll drink to that!
II. noun Date: before 12th century 1. a. a liquid suitable for swallowing b. alcoholic beverages 2. a draft or portion of liquid 3. excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages <
he took to drink when his business failed
4. a sizable body of water — used with the <
landed in the drink

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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